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family. >> fred, fred, fred. she ran for vice president of the united states last year, she is running for president next time. let me ask you, fred, if you had to choose between sheer confidence and ability to be the next president, mitt romney, or sarah palin? who is more competent to be the next president, the next republican nominee for president? >> oh, come on, you know i'm not going to answer. i think we've got four or five -- four or five -- >> you said she is not even running. but fred, i caught you. i caught you. he said she is not even running. you -- i caught you right there. your hesitancy. you said she is not a candidate. >> you said who is more qualified. who is more qualified. >> what you've got to understand, it's better to lose with goldwater than to win with rockefeller. when the pendulum comes your way, you want the people you believe in who are going to do the things you went into politics to get done to be there, not just to be in power and say we've got an honor by our name in the white house. >> here is a question for you, fred, and you have been in the campaign
regarded independence institutions in the united states, are meeting with strong resistance. >> i want to know as soon as possible if they have a cancer. if i'm only going to get a mammogram every two years and i have missed something for two years, the impact on that patient is immeasurable. >> reporter: the researchers stress that finding tumors early does not always translate into saving lives and this vast body of evidence speaks for itself. >> women need to understand that there is a small, additional benefit from sg screen , additional starting screenin 40 to 49, comparestarting later.there also are a smulating harms. big problem is that bees of 40 and 49 could h brean screle. thalse positives, which s, higher patients. one of the mos disagree with guiden cancch still recommendthe routine annual >> the reason recommendati know tha what wher new recommendatio as successful as reporter: but the scien behind today'mendations say thi about acc butn into handeed it.cynyderman, nbc w york. ed here eles by one ofr clinical profess at ucla med founder the dr.
. >>> tropicastorm ida is getting weaker as it approaches the united states but it's still battering parts of the gulf coast with heavy rains. this is video from the southwest coast of alabama tonight. bob ryan is here with more on ida's track and her impact. sfwhob. >> doreen, it will be a major rain producer. that's the impact. the winds have now decreased. you can see on the regional radar, and i will zoom into that, it is pretty much assure heading into mobile bay, mobile, alabama, but on the east side still very heavy rain. look at pensacola, seven inches of rain today and after a very, very wet season, all wait from georgia on into louisiana, the threat from ida not so much the win winds. the tides will be well above average but flooding rains over the next couple of days. tell you more about any impact here. back to you. >> thanks, bob. >>> coming up and to the -- president obama is moving closer to a decision on troop levels in afghanistan. >>> mayor fenty responds to video that shows him using police escorts to bike on prohibited streets. >>> employees at the zoo tell news 4 why a
the kind of open candid conversations that lead to decisions being made that will benefit the united states and move us toward goals like more peaceful prosperous outcomes for us and many parts of the world. secondly, i think it is important to underscore that we see the fight against al qaeda and the syndicate of terror in the security interest of the united states. i think that kind of got lost the last eight years with a lot of talk about how it wasn't important to get bin ladin, you know, that we were there for some other reason. no. it's critical to get those who attacked us. that is what we are there for and what we are trying to do is to assess the best way forward so that we can g anywhere in the united states and anywhere in the world and say the same thing. you have to understand that we believe this syndicate of terror is a threat, not just to the united states and our friends and allies, but to pakistan, afghanistan and many others. >> let me turn to the issue of china where you and the president head next. the lead of the new york times story out this morning about the presiden
that this is a constructive relationship. the chinese now will be visiting the united states next year as the president invited him. he wraps up tonight with a state dinner and plays tourist tomorrow. dan? >> wow, very historic visit. chuck todd for us in beijing. thank you. >>> a government panel of doctors and scientists issued a stning reversal of decades of conventional medical wisdom when it comes to breast cancer screening. the panel says women should stop getting mammograms in their 40s and instead wait until their 50s. the panel concluded getting screens so early and so often has triggered too many false alarms, unnecessary biopss, and no real improvement in odds for surval. the panel also flatly rejected the effectiveness of breast self-examinations suggesting that women should no longer be taught how to do them. harshly criticized by the american cancer society and other groups will likely influence coverage of mammograms coverage by medicare and ma insurance companies. >>> in case highlighting the pressures of service in family, a 21-year-old army specialist is facing possible criminal charg
to represent his family, his church, and the state of utah, and the united states of america. >> reporter: a senior fbi official tells nbc news that a search of nidal malik hasan's e-mails, computers, and phone records has turned up nothing that would change the original assessment that he acted alone. investigators also found no notes or videos left behind by hasan. as the investigation into the shooting continues, a question has been raised about whether some of the victims were hit by friendly fire, given the number of wounds and shots reported. >> it's difficult for me to conceive of one man, an inexpert man, wielding two pistols, changing magazines to fire 100 shots with nothing further happening. >> reporter: the military though denies the friendly fire allegations. amid concerns that muslim-americans might now face a backlash as seen on this sign outside ft. hood, president obama in his internet address spoke about the value of diversity in the military. >> there are christians and muslims, jews and hindus, and nonbelievers thp they a er nonbelievers. they reflect the disveversity
engaged in the national dialogue and the united states will support the next afghan president. >>> meanwhile, the united nations is suspending long-term development projects in pakistan because of an increasingly deadly insurgency there. a focus on emergency and h humanitarian relief. i follows a string of attacks honoring workers and civilians on both sides of the frontier. >>> at least 20 people were killed in an explosion just outside the pakistani capital. they are among the estimated 250 people killed in recent days in what militants call retribution for a government offensive. >>> also today, north korea offered strong signs that it is ready to return to international talks concerning its nuclear program. still, the regime links suggestions with demands to the united states. pyongyang wants direct meetings with washington first before returning to the larger so-called six-party talks. if the u.s. refuses, north korea said it will, quote, go our own way. an apparent threat to enlarge its nuclear arsenal. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in ame
to eulogize the youngest victim. >> he was proud to represent his family, the state of utah and the united states of america. >> reporter: local residents showed support outside ft. hood, doctors said many soldiers wounded in the shootings thursday have gone home and almost all are out of intensive care now. but some will face life-long challenges. >> there's a possibility that some of these patients will be physically impaired for the rest of their life and there's no doubt that many of them will be psychologically impaired for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: investigators piecing together the crime seen say they have no reason to believe the alleged gunman, army major nidal malik hasan had any accomplices. >> all evidence at this point indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone. a in the actual shootings. >> reporter: investigators say they have no evidence that friendly fire from soldiers or police hit any of the victims. hasan is being treated away from ft. hood. >> the suspect major hasan remains hospitalized in san antonio. we understand he remains in icu as no longer on a ven
at the pentagon. jim, we said over and over, this is the largest single military base in the united states. this soldier readiness facility isn't just for soldiers, but families. there might have bn a drastically mixed population in there and heavy density of people when this one initial gunman opened up. >> that's right, brian. the general indicated so far it indicates only military personnel and civilian police officers on the base were among the dead or wounded as far as he could tell at this early point. i, too, was intrigued by the fact that the gunmen apparently carried this deadly attack killing 12 people, wounding 31 more with two hand guns. those .9 millimeters only hold 15 rounds apiece. he would have had to apparently reload. it indicates he did have some high level of military expertise. we are being told that the suspect who was shot and killed by civilian or military police was an army major in his 30s. the big question, of course, is why? nobody has a motive at this point according to the general and other people we're talking to. two others in custody, possible suspects, al
the united states, dying for the united states. >> repter: clearly there is more to be learned about this case. more to be known about major hasan. i'm pat collins, news4, montgomery county. >>> some members of hasan's family still live in northern virginia. julie carey is in fairfax county with more on that part of the story. >> reporter: major nadal hasan has a brother and cousin in northern virginia. some came to gather on the home in the baileys crossroads area. the family will not come out to the cameras to make a statement. what they have written makes their thoughts very clear. they call major hasan's actions deplorable and despicable. inside this home, a family in seclusion. they are horrified by the rampage. a statement issued late yesterday by hasan's cousin reads, "we are shocked and saddened by the terrible events at ft. hood. we are filled with grief for the families of today's victim. our family loves america." their dismay is shared by fellow muslims at the nearby mosque. the doctor spoke at the family's tragedy in friday's prayers. >> we watched the news with tearful
tech has confirmed with the united states armyÑi human resources command inxd alexandr that the alleged shooter at ft. hood, texas, once attended virginia tech, end quote. hasan graduated with honors in 1995 with a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry. >>xd in washington, officiar3$ % continue to mourn those who lost their lives in yesterday's shooting. president obama ordered flags on u.s. government buildings to be flown in half-staff. flags will continue to fly at half-staff through veterans day of next week. >>> muslim groups around the country have condemned this shooting. today several religious groups joined together to spread the message of peace. their hope is there is not a backlash of attacks on muslims. >> don't let the individual act of a single individual create fear and tear the country apart. >> we were all attacked yesterday. this was an attack on all americans. it's time for all americans to come together in unity and faith. >> several threats have been made against muslim groups. the fbi is involved. >>> witnesses say hasan shouted "allah akbar" which means god
and everybody in the united states, but each patient is different. when a patient comes in, she is not, to me, t general population. she is that patient. >> reporter: dr. gava says the guidelines are only a recommendation, a patient with a higher risk for developing cervical cancer would be screened earlier in age or more frequently. tamika says she was'nt a high-risk case and if she had missed her screening, she could have gotten her diagnosis too late. >> we possibly wouldn't be here. i wouldn't be here to tell my story. >> reporter: she is lucky. experts will tell that you tamika fielders' case is extremely rare, maybe 1 in a million cases of cervical cancer happen to young women. what is more likely to happen she gets a positive pap smear and goes through unnecessary treatment. one thing doctors tell us, cervical cancer is a slow-growing disease. if a patient does miss one year of screening, doctors say it can still be caught at an early stage in their next test. >> this has been such a busy and confusing week. we've got the mammography recommendations. these are two completely different stu
. >> i know that the united states has been disengaged from many of these organizations in recent years, so let me be clear, those days have passed. >> reporter: the united states and asia are ireasingly interdependent. the u.s. has borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from china and japan. in turn, their economies are reliant on the big consumer appetite of americans and china in particular, where the president will travel tomorrow, is key on security issues like iran and north korea. >> asia as a region is more important to the united states from a trade and security perspective than perhaps any other region of the world. >> reporter: but as the president travels the region this week, his agenda is partly overshadowed by the looming decision on afghanistan. allies are anxious to know what the administration's strategy will be. aides say additional national security meetings are a possibility upon the president's return, but mr. obama promises a decision soon. >> i recognize that there have been critics of the process. they tend not to be folks who i think are directly involved in
't grieve for us. >> rorter: all who died here were then eulogized by the president of the united states. >> their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. their life's work is our security, and the freedom that we all too often take for granted. >> reporter: president obama told a story about each of the fallen. >> specialist jason hunt -- >> reporter: many from small towns across the country, and he addressed the particular shock by the way they all died. >> they were killed here on american soil in the heart of this great state and the heart of this great american community. this is the fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible. >> reporter: when the speeches were done, it was time for another tradition, reverberating across the parade ground. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: and then the families stepped forward to pay their respects, sons and daughters, husbands and wives and parents, facing the enormity of their loss. and a theme repeated over and over today is that most who died were members of this nation's all-
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of the soviet union. from the united states, secretary of state hillary clinton. also french president sarkozy and gordon brown who is the prime minister of great britain. they have set up a long line of oversized dominoes along the route of the wall. and they will be toppled tonight just as the communist states were toppled 20 years ago. i'm tom brokaw, nbc news at the berlin wall. >> the memorials are being held today to remember the 136 people who were killed trying to cross the border. pat? >>> health care reform passed in the house over the weekend, but now it's onto the senate, where some lawmakers are calling it doa, dead on arrival. senate leaders need 60 supporters to prevent a filibuster and to bring a bill to a final vote. democrats may choose to let states opt out of government-based insurance program. the so-called, public option, generated a lot of debate on the sunday morning talk shows. >> 60% of the american public want a public option. >> if the public option plan is in there as a matter of conscience i will not allow this bill to come to a final vote. >> yesterday, president
will be a long and difficult recovery here. >> needing the entire resources of the united states army are at the disposal of ft. hood. >> reporter: for many, one of the most trying issues is getting past the fear that this post, their home, is no longer safe or secure. as the victims and this shattered community look for answers so do investigators. there is word now the suspected gunman major nidal malik hasan is conscious and talking and though his attorney wants to make sure those conversations are limited. >> until i meet with my client i've advised appropriate military officials that no interviews, no interrogations should be conducted by law enforcement. >> reporter: right now the army isn't saying anything about the suspect or their investigation. >> in regard to the investigation, i have nothing to add at this time in regard to that and we're working very hard to get an update to you from the criminal investigating division. >> reporter: just one of so many unanswered questions here. jay gray, nbc news, ft. hood. >>> federal investigators have visited the mosque in northern vi
when the president of the united states shows up to watch the game. when the president is there in support of the other team's coach, you've got to think it's kind of okay, right? well, the young george washington colonials got you to a blazing start until last night. the older brother of michelle obama. carl hobbs has the yonals at 4-0. more pressures on the president and first family are watching there. g.w. loses the ball. dwayne smith gets a handle on it. gives it to herman with the jam to finally get the colonials on the board. be unstoppable to the hoop and the foul. three of his game-high 18 points right there made the score 48-37. and now g.w. drops 4 and 1. getting a handshake from the president after the game, priceless. let's go to verizon center. georgetown hosting lafayette. hungry for their fourth straight win. georgetown in transition. chris wright gets the rebound. nice passing to monroe. dishes to clark, who puts it up and in for two of his career-high 19 points. then late first half, we've got jason clark at the top of the key. clark finds a wide open
! >> that i will support and defend the constitution and laws of the united states government. >> "hispanics today" was the only media camera crew on the set of "ugly betty" for the making of the groundbreaking tv episode in which the character, ignacio suarez, becomes a legalized u.s. citizen. >> it is a scene that we have been building to for over a season now, and it allows us to do something that is politically timely, that's emotional. >> some people have called me the poster child of the illegal immigrant. i mean, i certainly don't want to be that. but in some ways, i don't mind being that. >> tony plata knows exactly what ignacio suarez needs to think and feel, because in real life, tony's family fled cuba for america when he was a boy. >> i feel very close to ignacio suarez in that we both share this immigrant experience. it was very easy to connect with the emotions that go through u, having gone through it myself. a very powerful moment for me. >> so his character on tv becoming a legalized u.s. citizen was one of those truth is stranger than fiction moments with tony plana. >> te
what's right here. these are not small issues. it is not written in stone that the united states of america will be as strong as we have been for the decades and centuries to come. you only have to be a casual student to understand that strong countries used to be strong em pirps have to renew themselves at moments of challenge. we led in the industrial revolution. we led in the information revolution. we have to lead in the green revolution and china and india and other countries are aggressively in that space. so this is what he's asking people to do is not necessarily thing that is the short-term benefit will be clear in the next election or the one after that or the one after that. washington has failed the country because they refuse to do the tough things that we all know we have to do. if we don't make the right progress on health care and energy, our economy is going to struggle for decades to come. >> all goals but you are in the politics business k. he take the message without suffering losses next year? >> well, everyone in washington wants to predict what happens next
's a step that's a first in the united states. craig melvin has the report. >> reporter: jennifer went to a tanning bed frequently when she was a teenager and thinks it contributed to her cancer. >> everybody went. >> reporter: they are bagging the county's effort to prevent anyone under the age of 18 from using an indoor tanning bed. >> i think they are cancer machines and should be banned. >> reporter: it's not likely to happen. angela would love to see more counties impose age restrictions. >> it increases a lifetime risk of melanoma by 75%. >> reporter: many challenge the findings but bruce challenged the about to regulate tanning beds all together. the lobbyist says it fda and state of maryland are the only ones with that ablgt. >> we'll have to go to court. >> reporter: they know it will probably happen. they are ready if for a court battle. >> it's to protect kids from getting cancer. >> reporter: it passed you nan mousily. craig melvin, news 4. >>> still to come, a new swine flu vaccine approved by the fda. why there's concern about the production of antibiotics. >>> a man apol
as they try to pass from meco to the united states. >> it's cold out there tonight. >> it almost feels like december. it almost is december. >> we're not ready to feel it. it was an interesting day to watch the sky. a little bit of small hail frr the showerers on to the northwest. more than rain drops. a couple clouds. those were all snow flakes. the high temperature, noontime made it up to 50 degrees. now, we are up to 41 degrees. this novr is almost four wgs warmer than last month? art temperatures or high temperatures, here we are 50. 50s, 60s, 70s. 72, a record high temperature. in the middle part of the country, no sign of real cold stuff coming our way. 30s in the bismarck as we head toward december. there, you can see the overall pattern with ripples moving along. we'll continue to see them, as we get into the week, more rains coming our way. for the big travel day, wisconsin, minnesota, rainshowers in the southwest. up and down the east coast, no matter where you're going and drying. travel conditions will be great. no problems, no storms and dry. in pittsburgh there were snow showe
taliban insurgency. the united states walked away from the tight of the taliban in the next country or in afghanistan it could create a vacuum and create a big problem. the president knows it. the president has to say that to the country so people get it. chris: andrea, he said before, rather george w. before, president for eight years, said if we don't fight them there 'll fight them here but now we have the nuclear thing on top of al qaeda. >> it's the domino theory. it's an argument the president has been making and he has to make it an issue of national security for the united states. he has to explain what's at stake and it can't be nation building in afghanistan. no one thinks that's possible. he has to say this is critical for saving us from terrorism at home. chris: the problem is we've had eight years of a republican president saying that very argument, fight them there or fight them here, has that gotten too old and are the american people ready to push him back on that? >> you'll hear him sort of lowering the stakes, saying it's not about saving afghanistan and it's not a
billion a year. >> the human space flight program that the united states is currently pursuing is one that is on an unsustainable trajectory. >> reporter: the president has yet to decide whether to ask congress for more money and continue with the ares 1 on a return lunar mission. but for many space enthusiasts finding water has only whet the appetite for a return trip to the moon. so where did all this water come from? possibly from comets pounding the moon over and over again. and if that's the truth, then all that water and all that ice might hold secrets to the history of the solar system. in the words of one nasa scientist, "this ain't your father's moon." brian? >> tom costello with a lot of water next to him in washington starting us off on a friday night. tom, thanks. >>> more new numbers on swine flu out tonight from the centers for disease control. flu deaths in children in this country surged last week to 35. that's just in the space of seven days. it's the highest number since the cdc started keeping track. the h1n1 swine flu now reported widespread in almost the entire co
their hatred toward the united states and israel. but in an ironic twist, the opposition movement are also planning anti-government rallies across the city. defeated presidential candidate karoubi joined the crowd, but according to reports he fell to the ground after being overcome by tear gas. witnesses say his supporters carried him to his car, which plainclothes militia aacked as it drove away. the opposition has so far refused to back down. on a day when anti-american sentiment runs high, the opposition was looking for support from president obama. >> obama! obama! >> reporter: chanting "obama, obama, either you're with them or you're with us." opposition has also vowed to convert all future holidays into opportunities for political protests. ali arouzi, nbc news, tehran. >>> when "nightly news" continues on this wednesday evening, great sadness and unanswered questions after three college softball players are found dead. >>> and later, tom brokaw continues his journey along u.s. highway 50 and finds a place ere hehealth care works. including new wood-grilled shrimp with a teriyaki gla
urging abdullah to stay engaged in the national diogue, and she said the united states will support the next afghan president. richard engel, nbc news, kabul. >>> the white house has been waiting a resolution to the afghan election before deciding a new military strategy. let's bring in nbc's mike mckhaira at the white house tonight. will we hear a decision from the president very soon? >> reporter: the president was told and apprised of the situation in afghanistan today enoute to new jersey where he made a campaign swing. he talked to his national security adviser, general jim jones. the first thing you have to know about reaction a lot feel it could have been worst. dr. abdullah did not call for any boycott of the election or protests. in their public statements secretary of state clinton praised abdullah saying that he ran a dignified and constructive campaign. david axelrod said dr dr. abdullah's withdrawal statement was moderate. what we know about the process for a new strategy in afghanistan, the president met on friday with the joint chiefs of staff. it was the seventh meet
tonight a u.s. government task force is shopping for potential locations here in the united states to house terror suspects from guantanamo bay. illinois officials said today a prison there is among those being considered to house detainees once gitmo is closed, likely sometime next year. all this comes just days after the obama administration announced it would try 9/11 suspects at a federal court here in new york. and that decision sparked a new round of outrage today, from among others the man who was mayor of new york at the time of the attacks. we have two reports starting with nbc's jeff rossen. >> reporter: returning to the scene of the crime amid new fears, alleged 9/11 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammed and four other accused plotters will stand trial not before a military tribunal at guantanamo bay, but instead inside a federal courthouse, just blocks from ground zero. this weekend the political line in the sand with outrage on the right. >> maybe the obama administration doesn't think we're at war with them, but they're very clear on the fact that they're at wa with us. >
that occurd in the united states as a result of the rdware, the plastic hardware either breaking or being installed improperly. the drop side drops down and it is possible that a child can become trapped between the drop side and the mattress, and can sufficient case and that has, unfortunately, happened in a number of incidents here. this is a major call. there are many who are questioning the drop side model entirely. and whether or not that is safe. we'll have more on that coming up in the next half hour. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, meagan. >>> now to the war in afghanistan. this morning, we're hearing the president will announce his new strategy within days. president barack obama met with top advisers yesterday in a final major constitution before the announcement. military officials expect the new strategy to include up to 35,000 u.s. forces. the announcement will likely happen when congress returns after thanksgiving next week. >>> a water main break has some drivers in for a messy commute this morning in arlington. a pipe burst near the north glebe road intersection,
. some say he shouldn't have been in the army at that point. >> as a major in united states army he is without permission contacting an american enemy overseas in time of war, it should disqualify him from serve in the united states military. >> the military said it had no idea hasan was in contact with any muslim extremists. >>> veterans around the country are being honored. a wreath laying ceremony will be held later at the world war ii memorial, open to the public beginning at 8:00 this morning. >>> the vietnam veteran's memorial will be holding a service. president obama will commemorate the day at the tomb of the unknowns. >>> a teen tanning band will take effect in howard county. there was a hearing at the board of health yesterday to discuss the issue before the board unanimously approved it. it bans anyone under 18 from using the indoor tanning devices. the international agency on cancer recently classified tanning beds as cancer causing agents. >>> time is 5:06. 53 degrees. you can get a vaccine, but your pet cannot. >>> this morning a warning from vets, you be loved pet co
outside change in the attitudes of the west, western europe as well as the united states. >> helmut schmidt, not as a chancellor of germany and a former minister of defense, but as a german, how have you reacted to the events of these last days? >> well, it was a great joy. i might tell you that i was in the area for two days just at the eve of these events and i felt a great joy in my heart and i think most germans did. >> as the wall falls, one journalist broadcasts live from the scene of this world changing event. nbc's own tom brokaw. >> the western german police have moved in here suggesting they move back saying that the situation is already complicated enough, but it doesn't seem to make any difference. the people are here to celebrate freedom. >> and we go live now to tom at that very same spot where he stood 20 years ago. tom, it is very good to see you. talk a little bit about the spontaneity of that night. >> reporter: well, the events just unfolded completely beyond our control. i had come here two days earlier to report on the turmoil in the eastern side not having any
the story. >> reporter: it's a picture worth 1,000 words and then some. the president of the united states face-to-face with a pair of uninvited party guests who turned out to be reality tv stars. washington is indignant. the secret service embarrassed. it's still not clear how they waltzed to the white house dinner. they managed to kozy up to vice president biden and a list of other party goers. they were being taped for an upcoming season of the real housewives. they are ready to tell their side of the story monday. on her facebook page, she says she was honored to be invite d. their lawyer insists they were cleared by the white house. the secret service claims their names re not on the guest list. they should have been prohibited from entering. >> this time, it was a nice looking blond. next time, it could be a terrorist. >> these people could have had anthrax, they could have taken a knife off the table and stabbed the president. >> reporter: the secret service questioned them. they could be facing criminal chges. a steep price to pay for 15 minutes of fame. they were said to be a one-
, i do believe that. >> i would rather her have a talk show rather than vice president of the united states. but i still like her. >> reporter: she was always a draw in the michigan heartland but the mccain/palin ticket fell behind. in going rogue she says, they should make a quick run over the state line to hold a grassroots rally. she said it would be fast, it would be free, it would be maverick-y. the campaign said no, so she promised to return. leaving the door open to politics. >> what do you think of the news week cover? >> i think this is quite cheesy and i never would have posed for news week in shorts. >> john mccain came out swinging said he agrees with steve schmidt. >> i have great respect for john mccain. >> reporter: tonight palin made it clear that if she decides on a political future, she'll be going rogue, taking on the republican establishment. andrea mitchell, nbc news, grand rapids, michigan. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a heated police shoot-out in cincinnati w captured on camera. an armed suspect fled his
on his desk to sign. a live look at the united states house of representatives where democrats have passed that sweeping health reform legislation. to sports now. it is going to be tough for you to top that. >> that was monumental. the caps' win wasn't as monumental as that. the capitals made a huge statement proving they can win without three of their veterans, alex ovechkin, mike green and jeff schultz out with injuries. the role players unleashed the furies scoring five times in route to their second win in as many days. playing the panthers. in florida. caps trailing 3-2. the rookie comes away with the puck and jams it in for his first nhl goal. congrats to him. caps tie the game at 3. caps strike again. tom podi, matt bradley in front for quint loonk. he scores and gives the caps a 4-3 lead. he had swine flu and coming on strong. game tied at 4. mike knuble to nicholas backstrom. tries to wrap around. tomas flishman pokes in the rebound. the caps go on to win big'-4. >>> talk football now. on any given sunday upsets can happen. the redskins go into atlanta tomorrow as ten-point
decision making process because he wants to make sure the united states has the right strategy in afghanistan. the decision is being complicated by the presidential election problems in that country. the president karzai's opponent in saturday's runoff pulled out of the race citing corruption. >>> word that the squien flu vaccine shortage may be coming to an end. white house officials expect 10 million more doses to be available within the next week. the same obama adviser, david axelrod said that will end the shortage in somestates. they could have 40 million doses available by the end of october but, instead, only 28 million doses have been released. >>> election day is the day after tomorrow in the commonwealth and the latest poll gives republican bob mcdonald's nell bob mcdonald's 53% favored mcdonald's nell and 41% chose deeds. that's a wider lead than back in october. mcdonnell is poised to become the first republican elected governor since jim gilmore in 199 7. >>> a story in montgomery county. a toddler has been killed and we understand he may have been playing with a c
was living in ohio. he was deported from the united states to germany last may despite claims that he's term ne -- terminally ill. today's proceedings began with demjanjuk demjanjuk's. >>> there's been yet another pirate attack off of the coast of somalia. well off the coast. a tanker carrying crude oil from saudi arabia to the u.s. was hijacked yesterday. about 800 miles off of the coast of somalia. a piracy expert says the pirates are going bolder. somali pirates are holding about a dozen ships hostage with more than 200 crew members. it is not clear how much oil was aboard that tanker that was seized yesterday. experts say though the value would be in the millions of dollars. >>> today stocks recovered from fears about dubai's financial debt crisis. last week dubai said it would delay repayment of $60 billion in loans causing markets to plunge world wide. but today the emerittus said it will restructure one-third of its debt. the dow gained 35 points p the nasdaq was up by six and the s&p was up four points today. >>> the obama administration is cracking down on mortgage companies. they s
of the united states shows up to watch the game. when the president is there in support of the other team's coach you have to be okay with it. the colonials got off to a good start until tonight. craig robinson, the older brother of michelle obama. you see where i'm going. karl hobbs has the colonials at 4-0. more preure as the president and first family a watching the game. george washington loses the ball in the paint. dwayne smith gets a handle on it. there you go with the jam to finally get the colonials on the board. beavers lead 34-24. seth tarver, to the hoop and the foul. three of his game high 18 points. that made the score 48-37. george washington drops to 4-1 on the season with a 64-57 loss. however, they do get to shake hands with the president. >>> to verizon center, hoyas hungry for their fourth-straight win. georgetown in transition. krit wright sends it to craig monroe. to jason clark. up and in for two of his career high 19. later in the first half, jason clark top of the key. baseline, throws it down. the hoyas cruise 97-64, they get the win. good to see georgetown havin
that the united states has new complicated, almost unprecedented economic ties. nevertheless, opening his first visit to that country, the president politely but firmly pressed for greater freedoms there, including unsensored access to the internet. nbc chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. he joins frus shanghai this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. you put it really well saying it was a polite little tag at the china nie chinese government in particular on the internet. he was asked pointedly by a question that actually was gotten through the internet by the u.s. embassy about, for instance, the fact that they can't access twitter or facebook here in china. the president responded. he goes, look, sometimes i wish there weren't such an easy way for critics to criticize him, that the internet allows for this. but he says that criticism makes him a better leader. touched on a few other issues, including he was asked about the touchy relationship that the u.s. has with taiwan, which is usually a thorn in u.s./chinese relati
're in such trouble that we recommended that the united states call for a complete moratorium on catching all atlantic blue fin tuna. >> reporter: but consumers can help. to save the blue fin tuna, environmental groups are campaigning to get consumers to stop ordering toro when eating sushi. protesters in london locked the doors of nobu sushi restaurant there to get their point across. here in washington, spices on connecticut avenue said it stopped serving blue fin tuna. don't stop with the blue fin. there are other fish on the sushi menu that a struggling to keep up with our appetite. to help you make better choices, the monday ray bay aquarium has a sustainable sushi guide. you can download it to your pda. it tells what you to avoid and gives you tasty alternatives. shah tacky restaurant in san francisco hands out the guide with its menus. it also came up with creative alternatives to the more overfished species. >> it's tough. it took us a little while to play around with the fish. >> reporter: the chef ended up using an the earntive to the fresh water eel. you know in the modern times we have so
and younger still need a second dose. 30 million h1n1 vaccine doses have been allocated to the united states. another 10 million are on the way this week. demand is still high. hundreds of people lined up for vaccination clinic at the mall in manassas today. >>> still ahead on news 4 -- a ground beef recall after two deaths. >> incredible story of a baby in the need of a heart transplant and success of a new kind of surgery at johns hopkins. >>> researchers say certain diets could make you more susceptible to depression. >>> and coming up later -- bruce springsteen showing washington who's boss. >> it's a cool night and we have no problems tomorrow for voting. in any area of the country for that matter. >>> coming up in sports -- redskins return to the practice field in preparation for the falcons. speaking of the falcons, they are in action tonight. and how long will ail etch ovechkin b >>> there was a marriage proposal during the second day of hearings on the district's same-sex marriageproposal. a man named adrian got down on one knee and proposed to his boyfriend. they compared it to a b
walk in. i >>> we're looking at a live picture of the united states capitol on a friday morning. a beautiful friday. chilly, though. 43 degrees here in washington. good morning and welcome. i'm barbara harrison. >> glad to have you with us this friday. i'm craig melvin in for joe krebs. we want to start things off as we always do, weather and traffic on the 1s. here's tom. happy friday, tom. >> same to you. welcome, craig. good to have you with us this rning. as we start off this morning we have the big old moon up in the western sky now, and the temperatures are not quite as cold as they were yesterday morning. we've had the winds up a bit so that's kept the atmosphere well stirred. so have not allowed the temperatures to drop below freezing. upper 30s to near 40 all around the region. we've got a mostly clear sky this morning. a few clouds across central virginia. we'll have sunshine this morning and a few clouds midday. highs only the low 50s today. we'll take a look at the weekend coming right outer loop. stay tuned. >> thank you, tom. >> let's take a look at the area roads.
of cooperation. >> the united states looks to strengthen all the alliances and build new partners with the nations of this region. >> mr. obama will head to south korea. demonstrators are already protesting against him and the war in afghanistan. >>> police releasing new information that that hope leads them to a missing college student. she's been missing more than a month now. >>> also, more long lines as w local parents try to protect their kids from the swine flu. we'll tell you about that. >>> good evening, ohio. that's bruce string steen. why that simple greeting got him in hot water with fans. chuck, what do you have? >> all the rain is gone. i have good news for the forecast. the details in a minute. >>> coming up in sports, an update on alex. virginia trying to keep their hopes alive, plus, problems in college park with the hokey's rock the terps. >>> a sign of the times. >> the fight to the finish. >> there's no place like the locker room. >> on the next "redskins showtime." >>> funerals are being held today for six of the 13 killed at ft. hood. among those being remem
briefly. it's not a big storm. it's moving out of the united states, as a matter of fact. for us, the effects are continuation of clouds. overnight tonight in the future cast, here we are, the area of storminess moves to the north. some moisture comes in. eventually, as we get to thanksgiving day, drier air comes in. another storm forms off the coast. a big threat for any travel trouble. it will bring colder air. that will be in the weekend. so, for tomorrow morning, cloudy, foggy and early morning drizzle. if you are getting up and heading out, watch out for the driving. cloudy. tomorrow will be cloudy. temperatures tomorrow about 56 degrees. the next seven days, for thanksgiving itself, i think quite nice. pa partly sunny skies, temperatures mid to high 50s. then it turns windy, a bit chillier as we get into friday. snow flurries in the mountains of west virginia. weekend looks fine. the next time it does anything would be in the form of rainshowers early next week. >> sounds good. thank you. >>> a local man dives into a pond to save a young dr >>> the city lost one of its migh
, there are no activities, illegal activities going on that threatens the united states. i don't see a reason that -- there is no legitimate reason to close down the place. >> we are here to worship our creator. that's all. >> reporter: the council on american islamic relation says the rare move to seize this mosque and three others in the country raises questions about first amendment rights. >> we are concerned about the chilling effect that the seizure of houses of worship could have on the religious freedom of all americans, whether you're muslim, christian or jewish. >> reporter: the center was established in 1981 and run directly by the alavi foundation. in 1998, the iec re-established itself as an independent, nonprofit ganization. >> people are coming here for prayers. they need to go after the people who are doing something which is not right, but they should not be closing an institution like this. >> reporter: prosecutors say at this point there are no allegations that any tenants of these properties have done anything wrong. they are targeting 100 acres of property out in prince w
? >> with all due respect, yes. >> have you thought about running for president of the united states in 2012, have you thought about it? >> it's not on my radar screen right now. >> in n "the washington post" absent news poll, 60% say palin isn't qualified to be president. he book is already a bestseller. >>> convicted ponzi schem bernie madoff'sropertys ctioneoff in f uderdale. they are auctioning "the bull" a 55-foot custom yacht, "sitting bull" and "little bl in. "and a mercedes-benz convertible,ll once own by the now-imprisoned financeyear. much of his personal property auctioned off saturday. money goes to the victims of his ponzi scheme. >>> a lot of folks getti a lot of goods there. just ahead on news4 at 4:0 news your health. >> what expecting moms need to know about premature births. >> brad pittnd angelina jolie are going into a new business. >> nasaaking steps to ensure the sp shuttle's return home >>> nasa is doing a once-over o the space shuttle "atlantis." astronauts are checking out the thermal shielding. nasa says the shuttle wasn't damaged during yesterday's launch, but they
sales back in the united states. >> reporter: in beijing today mr. obama met with chinese president hu jintao tensions are high over economic ispooupts u.s. is a huge market for chinas cheap products. china has largely financed america's deficit lending hundreds of billions to fund stimulus issue. combatting climate change and nuclear programs in iran and north korea atop his agenda there. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> the priz will be in china all day tomoow and then on wednesday he goes to south korea. >>> general motors made a big announcement today. that the money going to gm is about to go back. repaying the $6.7 billion in government loans next month. first, there will be a $1.2 billion payment. and gm says it could pay off the full amount by 2011. that's four years ahead of schedule. jay gray has our report. >> reporter: the economic engine is apparently running again for the u.s. auto industry. >> we actually generated cash in this period. >> reporter: cutting jobs and closing dealerships, me efficient general motors generated $3.3 billion in the third quarter and an
the united states. you know, it's a terrible epidemic. we know that kids are getting sick and parents are getting frustrated but we're working our way through this problem. >> is there anything predictable about the spread of the flu? is it following the pattern when we talked about this back in april? >> we did. yes indeed. we thought that itould be widespread. that it would be widespread by about now. we thought that actually it would be widespread before vaccine was commonly available. and so one of our chief jobs has been to make sure the business of t country continues and other things go on even while we're in the midst of this epidemic. >> you mentioned the government released a stockpile of pediatric tamiflu. i want to ask you about some of the things that are going on on the internet. tamiflu, things being marketed as tamiflu, false cures, shampoos, is the government doing anything to crackdown on these sort of scams out there? >> absolutely. the fda is all over that on these tamiflu scams. these vaccine scams. we ask people to go to flu.gov to get accurate information. i'm s
the united states? there are your choices. i'll tell but that. no hurricane coming our way, by the way. i'll tell you how wet it will be tomorrow. >> we'll see you in a bit. thank you. >>> next week millions of people will be hitting the road for thanksgiving. aaa released its holiday travel forecast this morning. you can expect long lines at the airport and traffic troubles on our roads. eun yang reports from national airport. >> reporter: aaa calls it a growth in consumer confidence, a projected 4.1% increase in overall travel over the thanksgiving holiday this year. >> although it may seem slight, last year travel was down 25%. so the actual swing is more than 1.4% when you compare it to last year. >> reporter: but air travel is expected to decline by 6.7%, coinuing a downward trend that started in 2000 when it dropped an alarming 62%. travelers say high ticket prices, fewer flights and added fees make for a costly endeavor. >> i hate to pay $22 a bag. my boys wanted their own suitcase and i'm so glad i didn't. >> they are charging you an extra fee for the time you travel, on the parti
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